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Hogs in Pearl River WMA

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I'm trying to find the hogs in PRWMA. At first I went on the Northern section off ole Hwy 11 and saw nothing but deer tracks. Then I want to the extreme Southern end of the WMA off Hwy 90 and found a ton of hog tracks but the brush is just too tall to hunt in. Hogs would hear me coming from 50 yards away and the brush is so thick visibility is 10 feet. My girlfriend talked to some duck hunters while I was loading the boat who said, 'Man, there are hogs all around our duck hunt ponds -- you can see them on the shore', but she forgot where they were talking about (ugh!). She said it maybe started with an 'R'. I've been to PRWMA 7-8 times now and have only taken one 55# hoglet. Any specific advise would be greatly appreciated. Trying to find a location where I can bring my 14 yr old boys hogging and get them into hunting.
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gotta hunt where they are
You say you saw 'tons of sign', seems like you found them. Hunt there even if its inconvenient. They are smart critters once they start getting pressure on them.
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pig sign
sign means there are pigs in the area. You can't make them come into the line of sight of your gun, you have to go to them sometimes.

as far as the pig trapping this summer. Summertime can be a difficult time to trap pigs due to the abundance of natural feed that is available. Also, pigs can get very trap shy. They are pretty smart animals, very adaptable
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Hogs at the Pearl
They still have plenty hogs at the Pearl but no where as many as last year. Last year was the most hogs I can ever recall in 25 years. It's also a different year as last year we had a little more water in lower lying areas which congregated them. This year is very dry so hogs are scattered over much more of the Pearl and not just upland areas. Hogs don't generally feed on the large acorns (cow oaks) until they are sitting in a little flat water and they get a little soft and start to sprout then the hogs wear them out. I know where 20 cow oaks are raining in slews and pigs are thick as fleas. Pigs feeding on acorns are 90% nocturnal so try to hunt trails closer to bedding areas. Pigs are wearing out the few over cups right now. I hunted 3 times recently with bow and muzzleloader and got 5 pigs and let about that many go. Deer sign is very minimal however I have seen more deer in those 3 trips than all 20+ trips last year. I've seen7 deer so far and about 4 nice scrapes and half a dozen rubs. Find a big impenetrable thicket and hunt the edges and u will find the hogs. I killed around 27 hogs last year in about 22 trips and let twice that many go because they we're too big. If u see rooting along a slew it tells u hogs are there at night. Now u just need to find where they live which is usually a thicket 200 to 500 yds away. I've only killed one hog in my life on open slew where u see rooting, the rest have been on dry land in the thickets. Travel crosswind to cover the most ground, a pig smells better than a deer. Good luck
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Hogs
I actually hunted three different spots, 1 right off blacktop near entrance, 1 spot toward rifle range and 1 on back road. I was successful at all three spots. I like to try lots of spots to learn where they are and maybe run across a good deer and it keeps me from getting bored with a spot or allowing animals to pattern me. They pattern us 5 times quicker than we pattern them.
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No Luck Either
Have been to Pearl River several times this season. I am seeing tons of rooting, but I guess I am not so good at tracking as I have not come upon any beds. I have walked most of the surrounding area as well with no luck. Have not seen much in the way of deep thickets either though now that I think about it. All of my hunts have been off off the last road. I guess I need to change it up some.
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